Ian Tattersall is Curator Emeritus, Division of Anthropology, at the American Museum of Natural History, and with Rob DeSalle co-curated the Museum’s Hall of Human Origins. The author lives in New York City.
Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.
By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.
Preconceptions skew our view of the biggest killer in the developed world, atherosclerosis.